Powering Health-Solar Energy for a Rural Community Clinic

For: Beacon of Hope Uganda
Organizer: Beacon of Hope Uganda
$380
of $2,000 goal.
Raised by 4 donors
19% Complete
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The Story

Kasala Community Clinic will be an outpatient facility that emphasizes prevention and education alongside medical treatment but in the future it will add on the in-patient sections. The facility will hold one consultation and two treatment rooms, a laboratory, and a pharmacy. The lab will have capabilities to perform comprehensive microscopic testing and rapid diagnostic tests for malaria, diarrheic conditions, diabetes, UTI’s, filarial (parasitic worm) infections, and beyond.

Field Patient Program

The facility will offer important medical referral and financial assistance to patients whose health conditions require them to seek outside treatment available only at specialized health care facilities or hospital settings - surgeries, chemotherapy and radiological exams are some examples.

The Field Patient Program will monitor the CD4 T-cell count of our HIV positive patients in the hope that by catching worsening illness in its early stages, drug regimen can be started to ensure the best long-term prognosis.

Mother and Child Wellness Center

At the clinic we shall open up a section offering comprehensive family planning services, treatment of malnutrition, and vaccinations. Forms of contraception will be available at MCWC including those offered through our Family Planning Education and Outreach Program, plus additional methods such as IUDs and long term implants which require a clinical setting for implementation.

Solar power and water collection will allow the facility to operate independently off local power supply, which can be sporadic at best, and bio-digester toilets will be installed that convert waste into by-products usable as additional fuel.

Our current need:

Electricity is biggest essential need for the facility now. To ensure un-interrupted power supply and also due to the fact that Kasala village doesn’t have hydro-power supply, we are proposing to first put solar-power supply of 800watts. We understand that if the clinic is without lights, patients arriving at night must wait until morning to receive care. The solar-power supply will help us to lighten the facility and also to power some small equipment we shall be using at the facility.

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